National Benefit Series — Water Mill, NY

Yaddo invites you to Art Saved Us—Let’s Save Art!

a private benefit at the home of Yaddo Co-Chair Janice Y. K. Lee

Part of a series celebrating artists, this exclusive event features drinks and delectables with bestselling novelist Rumaan Alam in conversation with literary powerhouse Julie Barer.

These creators of captivating books and binge-worthy television series look forward to seeing you in Water Mill for an unforgettable evening.

** Reserve early—seating is limited! **

Janice Y. K. Lee Hosts 

Rumaan Alam and Julie Barer in Conversation

Saturday, August 14 at 6:30 pm

Water Mill, New York


Janice Y. K. Lee‘s critically acclaimed first novel, The Piano Teacher, spent 19 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and was translated into 26 languages. Her second novel, The Expatriates, is in pre-production for a television series starring actress Nicole Kidman for Amazon Studios.

Rumaan Alam is the author of Rich and Pretty, That Kind of Mother and Leave the World Behind, which was nominated for the 2020 National Book Award and hailed by The New Yorker as “enthralling.”  The novel, set in the Hamptons, is soon to be a Netflix film starring Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington.  Described by the New York Times as “gifted with an acidic wit to break down contemporary life” his writing has appeared in The New YorkerThe New York Review of BooksElle, and the Wall Street Journal. 

Literary agent Julie Barer is a founding partner of The Book Group, a boutique literary agency in New York. Her clients include bestselling and award-winning authors such as Rumaan Alam, Celeste Ng, Madeline Miller, Charles Yu, Kevin Wilson, Ayad Akhtar, Paula McLain, Joshua Ferris, and Lily King.